Moving to London’s North Side
This region has become a trendier one for finding reasonable flats in London, though with higher demand comes higher prices. Those seeking to stretch their dollar/pound/currency of choice further, however, than the popular Islington and Angel area or affluent Barnsbury might do well to look around Caledonian Road.
Like many city streets, Caledonian Road (nicknamed “Cally” by locals) has its element of grit and dodginess in spots. It runs north/south on the A5203, parallel to the more gentrified Upper Street and extending from Camden Road in the north to King’s Cross station in the south. Caledonian Road itself is more residential than commercial north of its tube station, and below there it’s predominantly lined with an assortment of shops and restaurants (among which Ethiopian cuisine is prevalent). Crossing south over Regent’s Canal into the regenerated King’s Cross district, the area gets more polished and buffed and offers trendier restaurants and shops, but from the canal up to Caledonian Road tube station, Cally is more low income and home to Pentonville Prison. Its proximity to the more fashionable Barnsbury, however, makes for a mixed demographic, and properties likewise vary between ex-local authority buildings and leafy pockets of Victorian terraces and mansions.
Central Caledonian Road apartments have close access to both Caledonian Road tube station (on the Piccadilly line) and Caledonian & Barnsbury Overground station. Holloway Road tube station to the east of the road’s northern end is an option (also on the Piccadilly), or, for lower Caledonian Road apartments, King’s Cross and St. Pancras stations are nearby for amazing transport links: Circle, Northern, Victoria, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, and Metropolitan lines on the Underground as well as trains to England, Scotland, and continental Europe. Over a dozen bus routes run from King’s Cross/St. Pancras, and five routes service Caledonian Road itself. The closest docking stations for renting Barclays bikes, however, are in King’s Cross and Angel.
Finding Caledonian Road Apartments
Regardless of where you search, imperative to finding good London apartments for rent is being educated and thorough. London estate agents can offer their own brief tutorials on Caledonian Road and the surrounding area, but bear in mind that they’re ultimately working the landlords, and their listings are only going to reflect a small portion of Caledonian Road apartments available for your moving time frame. This is because the London rentals market doesn’t use MLS so that listings could otherwise be shared between different agencies. So, instead of just visiting one local estate agency to exhaust the area, you’ll have to visit several.
If you’ve already started your search for London flats, you already know that very rarely is it one, two, or even three times the charm on your first viewings. Properties out there come with trade-offs, so it’s important to see a lot of them, and on Caledonian Road you’re going to want to be particular about where you look and where to sidestep.
London Relocation educates you on the neighborhood from the get-go so we can first assess whether it adequately meets your specific needs. We can take you for an orientation of the area first if you wish, and once we’ve narrowed down where to look, we’ll schedule viewings of 18 to 25 Caledonian Road apartments for you to visit in only one day. Chauffeuring you to each one, we’ll also negotiate the rent and lease terms on the perfect flat you choose and stay on hand before, during, and after your move to ensure you settle in all right. That’s how we make moving to London simple, not stressful!